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Nov 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
in the u.s., and those plants produce 130 million tons of waste called coal ash. it contains concentrations of mercury, arsenic, lead, and other toxic materials. and as lesley stahl first reported in 2009, when coal ash is dumped into wet ponds--and there are more than 500 of those across the country-- the result can have an enormous health risk on the people living in nearby communities. >> we get about 48%, nearly half of the electricity in this country from coal. >> jim roewer is one of the top lobbyists for the power industry. >> coal is going to be around for a long time. >> and we really can't get rid of coal. >> we shouldn't get rid of coal. >> well, should or shouldn't, we can't, and coal makes waste. would you say that the industry has done a good job of disposing of the coal ash waste? >> we can do better. >> does that mean no? >> well, we had a kingston spill. >> that's kingston, tennessee, where, in december 2008, a giant retention pool of coal ash buckled under the weight of five decades of waste. >> all the power lines have been knocked out. >> a billion gallons of muck shot i
Nov 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
the last two months of patients' lives. it's a perfect example of the costs that threatened to bankrupt us and how hard it's going to be to rein them in. >> genes--as a result of them, you've inherited some of your family's finest qualities, along with predispositions to deadly diseases. you probably know that science has made giant leaps in detecting and treating some of those illnesses, but what you probably don't know is that at the same time, biotech companies have been patenting human genes. that's right. whether you like it or not, a vital part of who you are may now belong to someone else. >> let me just examine him. >> people are worried more than ever about how the chemicals we're exposed to are affecting our health. among them, a family of chemicals used in everyday plastics known as phthalates, which congress banned in toys after a study by dr. shanna swan. welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm lesley stahl. we'll be exploring the world of science in this episode. later we'll bring you morley safer's story about the human genome patents being awarded to biotech companies and the pr
Nov 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
. (watch ticking) >> safer: so this was the scene of the crime. irving picard gave us a tour of bernie madoff's 19th-floor offices, an impressive landscape emptiness. >> his desk was here. >> safer: picard has the thankless task of finding the money, the billions that madoff scammed. (watch ticking) arlan galbraith who called himself "the pigeon king" convinced hundreds of american and canadian farmers there was good money to be made raising the birds for food. >> and everybody we talked to said this guy was--he was on the up and up. nobody had a bad word to say about him. (watch ticking) >> stahl: welcome to "60 minutes" on cnbc. i'm leslie stahl. in march 2009, bernard madoff pleaded guilty to perpetrating what's believed to be the largest financial fraud in history. he received the maximum sentence for his crime, 150 years in prison. but while madoff is behind bars, there's still much we don't know about the scam which involved, by some accounts, a fraud of more than $50 billion. investigators are still trying to figure out who was involved and where the money went. this edition fea
Nov 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
and unregulated in the u.s., which partly explains how a few cheaters were able to steal more than $20 million playing poker online. >> if you can see everybody's cards in poker, you could be the worst poker player in the world up against the best poker player in the world, and you're gonna beat them just about every time. [stopwatch ticking] >> gentlemen and ladies, place your bets. let the games begin. [cheers and applause] >> that's what i'm talking about! >> whoo! >> steve wynn is the man with the midas touch who added glamour to the gambling industry. >> if you're gonna start a gambling joint, start a gambling joint. >> he transformed las vegas into an international tourist spot, but the odds haven't changed. >> the only way to win in a casino... >> is to own one. >> own one. >> unless you're very lucky. [stopwatch ticking] >> internet gaming is illegal in the united states and absolutely thriving. >> yes! >> right now, as you watch this story, 70,000 people are gambling on party poker, and that's just one site. >> there will be more online poker games per day at the end of this year than
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am EST
transforming our economy right before our eyes. i want to give a big thanks to marc benioff for inviting us and sharing his insights. tomorrow we'll be talking to the ceo of yelp followed by so much more. i like to say there's always a bull market somewhere. i promise to try to find it just for you right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer and i will see you tomorrow. now belonged to dee dee moore. >> narrator: when he goes missing, all eyes turn to her. >> they're saying that i took a gun, put it up, and killed another human being, and i wouly beneath a concrete slab behind a simple brick house along a busy rural highway. and they're talking to the woman who they think put it there, dee dee moore. moore's story starts years earlier in the quiet town of lakeland, florida. in a letter to "american greed," she says it's a tale so farfetched, that she would not even believe it if she was not living through it firsthand. on november 15, 2006, abraham shakespeare is working on a truck as a delivery assistant for a food-distribution company in central florida, where he's lived for 40 years. the t
Nov 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
the account. the bank gives her sole signing authority. >> once she presented us with this, she had complete control. he had no access, and he had no way of even knowing what she did with the money from that moment on. >> narrator: she continues her ruse to make it look like she's helping him with his tax problems. she obtains a cashier's check from the corporate account made out to the i.r.s. for $250,000, but they never get it. instead, she exploits a banking policy for redepositing unused cashier's checks and pockets the money. >> on the back of the check, she notes that it's not needed for its intended purpose and then just deposits the money into her account. >> narrator: moore's attempts to keep shakespeare in the dark aren't over. she tries to give hancock a $20,000 check as an apparent bribe. he turns the check in and passes the matter on to corporate security. >> well, i went home and told my wife. i said, "you're not gonna believe this," and she said, "oh, she's trying to steal all his money." i said, "that's absolutely what she's doing." >> narrator: over the next 11 days, moore d
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